Reviews - What do customers think about The ABC's of the Mass... for Children?
Good for the "whys" May 3, 2002
This little book is very good is very good at explaining WHY we do what we do at the Mass. I bought it for my children and have found it to be a wonderful resource: we don't want them in church just following along in boredom with no understanding of Jesus' great sacrifice, made for His love of each one of us. This book is simple enough for a little one of five or six to understand and uses little poems (which adults find cheesy, but children generally seem to love) to describe the various events. This book is not a missal that gives, for instance, the actual words of the Penitential Rite or the Creed -- for that you would need an actual children's missal. In spite of that, I am glad we have this book to help us teach our children about the enormous significance of what happens at the Mass.
Needs more explaining Mar 18, 2000
This book does a fine job of explaining in children's terms why it is that Catholics celebrate mass, however, this book will leave children unable to understand what is actually going on during the mass, which is what I thought this book would do after seeing the title. If you are looking for a basic understanding of why we go to mass, this book is great for kids - but if you want to give them something to help guide them through the celebration - this book is not what you're looking for.